Katherine J. Mack

DECRA Fellow, Astro Group, School of Physics, University of Melbourne

PhD (Astrophysics) (2009), Princeton University
BS (Physics) (2003), California Institute of Technology

Curriculum Vitae: pdf

Campus Information:

Office: David Caro Building, Office 363

Phone: +61 3 8344 5430

E-mail: kmack (...) unimelb.edu.au

Mailing Address:
School of Physics
(David Caro Building)
University of Melbourne
VIC 3010

I am currently holding a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) from the Australian Research Council on the topic: "Dark matter particle physics and the first sources of light in the universe." I am based at the University of Melbourne in the Astrophysics Group, part of the School of Physics.

Previously, I held a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the STFC at the University of Cambridge in the Kavli Institute for Cosmology / Institute of Astronomy. I received my PhD in astrophysics at Princeton University and my undergraduate degree in physics at Caltech.

My research has mainly been in particle physics, cosmology and theoretical astrophysics. My PhD thesis was on connections between early universe theory and astronomical observation with Professor Paul Steinhardt.

My current interests include early universe physics, dark matter, the epoch of reionization, big bang relics, compact objects, and supermassive black holes. The unifying goal in all my work is to find ways to use observational cosmology to better understand the fundamental physical nature of the components and evolution of the universe.

You can also check out my blog, "The Universe, In Theory," or find me on Twitter (@AstroKatie) and Facebook where I occasionally share thoughts on astrophysics, science popularization, and other personal musings. (Disclaimer: Views expressed on Twitter, Facebook, or the blog are mine alone and not endorsed by any other person or institution.)

Search my publications on INSPIRE, ADS or arxiv, or read brief summaries on my publications page.